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Employees of Bonfire Restaurant at West Kelowna resort to keep jobs as operator shifts

The view from the Bonfire Restaurant at The Cove Resort in West Kelowna.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Bonfire Restaurant

It’s going to be business as usual at the Bonfire Restaurant at The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna.

Employees reached out to iNFOnews yesterday, Dec. 4, after receiving a letter saying the restaurant operator was terminating their contracts after losing $500,000 over two years.

In less than 24 hours, The Cove Lakeside Resort president, Sam Trethewey, came up with an alternate plan and all employees are being embraced for continued employment under The Cove Lakeside Resort, read an email from the resort.

“We want to reassure our valued clients and future guests that the operation of the Bonfire restaurant continues with business as usual and we will continue to provide the same exceptional service that our dining guests have come to expect from the Bonfire Restaurant and catering operations,” Arlene Schuppener, director of operations, said in an emailed statement.

“We are in full festive mode act the resort with many holiday parties and celebrations to include our annual bonfire festive brunch and our selfies with Santa fundraiser which takes place this Sunday, Dec. 8. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and selfies with Santa is from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m." the statement continues. "The Cove has been supporting the Central Okanagan food bank for the last seven years, sponsoring West Kelowna families so they can celebrate Christmas with presents and a food hamper."


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